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    Swords, shields and Spears.

    Hello,

    I love the medieval period, so it is time to start a plog. (Second attempt )

    The left one is a Saxon warrior circa 11th century and the right one is a Viking warrior circa 9th century. Both miniatures are still wip, I still need to make them more battle worn.

    The miniatures are from Saxon Miniatures.

    The Saxon is a bit out of focus and I am not certain about the bases.



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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    Really nice.

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    Hey, 3 of my favorite things. Great start.

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    Are those plastic Vazalaar? Very nice start, I'm a huge fan of the black/red scheme.

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    True.

    Those are definitely metal. I've had my hands on every plastic Dark Age kit ever produced.

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    Thank you all.

    Yes, it are metal miniatures. I haven't painted a metal mini for years and frankly wasn't planning to do so, because I prefer plastic. But those mini's coming from Saxon Miniatures are to beautiful to resist. In the future he will release Arthurian heavy infantry, Southern Crusader [ Catalonian] heavy infantry, Moorish Black Guard, Norman Knights, and unarmoured infantry across the board... . I am going to buy all packs!

    I applied some pigments. I think it looks okay.




    And here the start of the next four warriors:

    From left to right: Saxon King Alfred the Great (late 9th century) - Templar knight (late 12th century) - Viking Warrior (early 10th century) - English Archer (1415-1429)
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    A bigger picture of the Saxon warrior. I really like his pose. It's a shame that I didn't make the hole of his right hand bigger. The sword hand looks a bit ackward. Metal eh.


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    I love the bases; I am big on tufts. Yeah, those Saxon Miniatures are great. I am thinking of picking up the Arthurians.
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    I'm liking the bases too, I much prefer seeing grass of a realistic length to the neatly mowed look of short flock
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    Very nice project. I don't see the way the model holds the sword as being a metal-related problem. Rather than that it's the choice of not casting the weapon into the hand. I worked with these minis and they all required some additional drilling out of the hands, but in the end it can somewhat fit. Still, I think it would have worked better for the minis if they'd cast the swords on right away.

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears. (Big pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by sigur View Post
    Very nice project. I don't see the way the model holds the sword as being a metal-related problem. Rather than that it's the choice of not casting the weapon into the hand. I worked with these minis and they all required some additional drilling out of the hands, but in the end it can somewhat fit. Still, I think it would have worked better for the minis if they'd cast the swords on right away.
    Thank you!

    Yes, I didn't drill out the hands. For years I tried to avoide metal mini's.. I really like the Saxon Miniatures, but I don't think their casting is super. I recently ordered some Claymore Casting miniatures and the casting is very good.

    As always I got a little bit distracted, but I managed to do some more work on the above wips.




    And here are my Claymore Casting figures. I used the new Fireforge spears for them. I prefer plastic spears. So I found it a brilliant move from Fireforge to sell plastic short spears, spears, lances and pikes. Although it would have even been better if the shaft was a little bit slimmer.

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    So FireForge sell plastic weapon packs now? Who are most of your figures from?

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    The metal figures are Claymore Casting and Saxon Miniatures.

    The plastic figures are Perrys HYW.

    Yes, Fireforge games sells now 4 types of plastic spears (different length). Imo a very good move, as a really dislike metal spears.

    I will soon update this blog more regulary.

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    Bah, brass wire spears all the way! There's no fun in minis unless you can get seriously hurt by them! Claymore Casting, eh? Nice, I haven't thought of them for a while. I may have to order something from them. For... scientific reasons.

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    Quote Originally Posted by sigur View Post
    Bah, brass wire spears all the way! There's no fun in minis unless you can get seriously hurt by them! :
    +1 for brass spears. Besides, they are in better proportion.

    edit: but I have been tempted to pick up some of those plastic spears just to check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigur View Post
    Bah, brass wire spears all the way! There's no fun in minis unless you can get seriously hurt by them!
    Indeed sir

    Lovely work so far Vazalaar

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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    An update!

    I managed to paint another Saxon

    I really need to paint more, because my buying is 100 times faster than my painting!

    I had a bit of trouble to get those pictures displayed correctly in Photoshop and Paint.net. I am noob in using those programs. The effect is a bit strange.

    The shield transfer is from LBM studio's. It's the first time I used a LBM transfer. The transfers are magnificent!



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    Re: Swords, shields and Spears.

    That's good stuff. I have not picked up any Claymore Miniatures. I do like the idea of the FF plastic spears, I hate metal ones and have never cared for the spear points on the brass wire ones. Plus you can always shave the plastic a little if needed. Plastic is modelers friend. Keep it up. I also like some of the those Little Big Men, especially on Romans.

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